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Ex-gangland lawyer fined for misleading Legal Services Commissioner
Legal Ethics 2021-08-16 12:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne lawyer, who formerly represented gangland figures, has been reprimanded and fined $9,000, after a court found he recklessly misled the Victorian Legal Services […]

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Ashurst beefs up financial regulation team with consumer credit ace from HWL Ebsworth
Financial Services 2021-08-16 7:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Ashurst is expanding its financial regulation practice with the appointment of consumer credit expert Hong-Viet Nguyen from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Nguyen joined Ashurst on Monday […]

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‘Serious breach of trust’: ACCC wins appeal in Google ads case against Employsure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won a challenge to a ruling that tossed its case against specialist workplace relations company Employsure, with an […]

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Bank of Queensland’s small business contracts were unfair, court finds
Financial Services 2021-08-13 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Small business owners who turned to the Bank of Queensland for financial assistance were subject to unfair contract terms that created a “significant imbalance” in […]

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Silk in ANZ cartel case to be first female DPP in NSW
People In The News 2021-08-12 5:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A leading Sydney silk who has appeared for the prosecution in a high-profile criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement is set […]

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Philips faces class action investigation into sleep device recall
Class Actions 2021-08-12 12:53 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Multinational health technology company Philips may be hit with a class action after its sleep therapy machines were subject to an urgent safety recall over […]

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$2M lawsuit against UNSW puts spotlight on whether tenured professors can be sacked
Employment 2021-08-12 3:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A former tenured professor is seeking $2 million from the University of New South Wales, alleging she was terminated after making complaints about discrimination, bullying […]

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ABC journalist settles defamation case by Liberal MP Andrew Laming for $79,000
Defamation 2021-08-11 12:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

ABC reporter Louise Milligan has agreed to pay $79,000 to settle a defamation case by Liberal party MP Andrew Laming over what he called spiteful […]

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Court tosses lawyer’s claim for greater damages in ‘Centrelink cheat’ case against Seven
Defamation 2021-08-11 6:22 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Adelaide lawyer who won a long-running defamation battle over a Today Tonight story that described her as a “Centrelink cheat” has lost her bid […]

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Senate passes controversial changes to continuous disclosure laws
Policy and Regulation 2021-08-10 6:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Controversial legislation advanced by the Morrison government that will weaken the country’s continuous disclosure laws and make it harder to bring shareholder class actions has […]

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